Over the last few days, with winds peaking up to 110km/h, many residents of the
South Coast have been left ducking for cover.
Fallen branches, damaged roofs and almost 400 tree related jobs have kept more than 170 volunteers in the field very busy.
NSW Emergency service volunteers from the South Coast and Illawarra have been working
tirelessly side by side with Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service attending more than 700
requests for help.
Endeavour Energy teams restored electricity to the thousands of homes which felt the effects of no power.
With more wild weather predicted by the end of the week, the NSW SES advises residents to act now by preparing homes to help reduce the potential damage caused by severe winds.
Acting deputy region controller Alex McFadden said taking preventative measures early, can minimise damage to homes.
“Some of the simple things people can do include storing away loose items, clearing any fallen
branches from backyards and ensuring that trees around the yard are maintained.”
For more information on how to prepare your home visit www.stormsafe.com.au.